It is said that mindfulness practices are embedded in the philosophy of Buddhism which is about practicing gratitude and the awareness of self through meditation, and this is where our mindfulness education starts. It is seen as a simple concept that actually works, and it is described as an activity teaching the brain to focus on an object while being non-judgmental to its surrounding at the moment.
You may not know it but there are mindfulness trainers who are most passionate and thoughtful of this practice but unfortunately are trapped and limited in their minds as to the execution of the practice.
The limitation comes in the sense that, according to some trainers, the various activities and practices in school like field trips, recess, and others can still be made into fun. The approach is saying that even in the state of peacefulness, children can still be active and has a heightened awareness while playing with words, music, numbers, colors, shapes, textures and smells. In other words, we do not limit meditation to paying attention but by enjoying the process of teaching to kids.
The above concept revolves around the notion that kids want shortcuts just like some of us adults, and that they love games, they remember more things that are taught to them in a manner of enjoyment that will make them pay attention and allow their natural selves to be creative. Let us remember that children are very resourceful when it comes to the most insignificant concepts and objects if it comes to playing and giving them a free hand to play.
Mindfulness training inside the classroom is then encouraged by some mindful trainers to their fellow teachers to have a freer and no attachment of being done seriously the processes that they will be teaching the kids, and thus lighten up the education process.
According to mindful trainers, mindfulness is about the very essence of fun which is noticing new things, drawing distinctions, shifting perspectives and being present at the moment.
Further, the above contention is based on the fact that having fun means to really live in the moment, and apparently, kids have in this case already the tendency to be mindful.
The ingredients therefore of lots of humor, a blast of creativity and some guidance, can very well equip further good teachers to become great mindful trainers, but the condition has to be that they are having fun in the process.
The competition spirit of kids and pressure of excellence from parents are creating stress to both, but with mindful education, we are limiting the impact of such life but instead allow a positive end to all.